School Girl Bronze Sculpture

It’s almost sinful to be at my computer writing this blog. The weather is just too perfect for Mid-August in Illinois. Normally this time of year one is abused by the humidity and heat. Not the case for this week, it’s perfectly mild and sunny. There are just enough clouds in the sky to provide a break from the still intense summer sun. Dare I write, “it feels quite a bit like fall?” It doesn’t help my Facebook has been blowing up with kids going back to school.  My husband thinks I am crazy but I loved going back to school too. There was something nice about returning to structure, seeing old friends and the anticipation of meeting a new teacher. Returning to school was embarking on a new journey. I look forward to sharing those days with my son when he becomes school aged. Something about the first day of school screams that summer is quickly wrapping up.

Rich Autumn Colors in FallFire Fairy Jewelry Box

By time August rolls around, I welcome fall with open arms. I anticipate the rich autumn colors, the heavenly scents of cinnamon and spice, hearty foods, and cool sweater weather.  Our family loves this time for harvest; picking pumpkins and apples are a must. We also wouldn’t miss the costume Halloween party Statue.com’s Gloria throws every year or her Veterans’ Day festivities. Gloria ensures we are out supporting our troops during Edwardsville’s Veterans’ Day parade not matter what conditions mother nature decides to throw our way.

Cat With Halloween Mask

What do you think? Am I jumping to the next season too soon or are you ready for autumn too?

Looking to add to your fall decor? We have many autumn inspired pieces within our fine gallery. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

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~Kristen

    

As I look ahead to the new school year for my children, one a college student turning 21 in two weeks (heaven help me, not a child any longer), and the other entering 10th grade, I’m thinking   too about their teachers.

I wondered, what products do we offer here at Statue.com that express appreciation for this difficult, absolutely critical job?  When it comes time to remember a special teacher that has become important  to your child, 12 or 21, here are a couple of great gift ideas that caught my fancy. 

Stepping stones say a lot both visually and metaphorically. As we step into a new school year,  in essence we  are telling our children: “Take this next path”.  “Try on these new ideas and experiences”, encourages the teacher.  The visual designs of the stepping stones we offer is very broad.  Perhaps you feel the intended recipient would prefer a modern, clean-lined look, then I encourage you to consider the interesting stones in the Frank Lloyd Wright collection below.

  
Larkin Stepstone or Plaque

Larkin Stepstone or Plaque

Millard Stepstone

Millard Stepstone

 

Nathan Moore Stepstone

Nathan Moore Stepstone

 

 In a completely different mood, are whimsical fairytale designs that I’m imagining a literature teacher would absolutely fall in love with.  I’m pretty good at using my own imagination! 
 

Rose Fairy Stepping Stone

Rose Fairy Stepping Stone

Silverbirch Fairy Stepping Stone

Silverbirch Fairy Stepping Stone

Possum Stepping Stone

Possum Stepping Stone

  

 

 

 

 

 Our website is so full of fun ideas that I hate to leave it at that!  So much information!  So little time.  Got to go ~ there's something else I'm dying to study up on!